On Monday, May 11, the Vineyard Nursing Association (VNA) honored their nurses with an appreciation breakfast during National Nurses Week. The VNA also dedicated their clinic room to the late Marsha Campbell and John and Sharon von Mehren, who were all dedicated to the work and mission of the VNA.
Walk of support
Saturday, May 9, was the 5th annual Martha's Vineyard Goes Pink Walk for Breast Cancer and Support Islanders Living With Cancer. To benefit the Martha's Vineyard Cancer Support Group and The Susan G. Komen Foundation, the 9-mile route took participants from the Little Bridge in Oak Bluffs to the Edgartown Light and back.
A Band takes top honors
The All-Island Junior High A Band won the highest honors at the Great East Music Festival in West Springfield on Friday, May 1, and took home the platinum award. Under the direction of Julie Schilling and Ruth Scudere-Chapman, the band is comprised of seventh and eighth graders. This is the third time the band has received the award in eight years.
A celebration of friendship for Marcy Slater, who died on May 1, 2008, is this Sunday at 2 pm at the Martha's Vineyard Hebrew Center. Songs, poems, stories will be followed by a high tea. For more information, contact Jan Freeman at 413-374-1799, email@example.com or Bruce Slater at 508-645-9236, firstname.lastname@example.org.